2018 Moree on a Plate long lunch a hit

The sounds of cheer and merriment could be heard across South Moree on Saturday, as over 250 party goers descended on the B&W Rural gardens for the Moree on a Plate Long Lunch. 

With the annual event continuing to grow in popularity, this year's shift to a larger venue paid dividends.

Moree on a Plate president, Bethany Kelly, said the day went off without a hitch, and many expressed surprise at the fantastic grounds of B&W Rural.

"Tickets to this event sell out very quickly, so this year we made the decision to move from the BAMM garden to the B&W Rural garden to accommodate more guests," Mrs Kelly said. 

"Despite opening up more seats, the event still sold out in under five minutes, which is testament to it's continuing popularity."

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And, thankfully, the move worked wonderfully.

"Most people haven't been to an event in the B&W Rural garden, so weren't sure what to expect, but it's fair to say that the feedback has been amazing,” Mrs Kelly said.

"With a backdrop of the refurbished premises and old flour mill providing an edgy, industrial feel, it was fantastic to have more space for guests to move freely, socialise, and dance - there was plenty of dancing.”

A delicious menu by Relish Catering did not disappoint, and live music by The Contingency Plan kept the dance floor full.

"This is a lunch that the committee holds annually to say 'thank you' to the community for supporting the Moree on a Plate Festival," Mrs Kelly said. 

"It's a day people can come and enjoy without having to put their hand in their pockets for fundraising or auctions or raffles - our town is so generous as it is - so this is a day purely for fun."

And from the looks of the dance floor come dusk, Mrs Kelly laughed that she's pretty sure they achieved their goal.